The Importance of Reading Books for Children

The Importance of Reading Books for Children

The Importance of Reading Books for Children

Children in developed countries are fond of playing games on their gadgets. They learn new stuff through videos of animated characters on the screen. But for children in rural areas where there is no access to gadgets and the Internet, they tend to play more in their respective communities. They create their own world. Not all of these kids have the chance to read books or go to school. It is important for children to learn facts and etiquette properly through reading materials and not just through everyday conversations and play. Here are some reasons why reading books is vital for a child’s development and why you should help children in reading books.

Enhanced language and vocabulary
The main reason why children are encouraged to read is that they will be able to improve their language and vocabulary. By helping children read a book properly, you are already guiding them on how to speak correctly and when to use the words in a real-life situation. Children are inherently curious even when it comes to the structure, meaning, and function of a word. That is why children need to be taught or guided when they are reading books.

Creativity and imagination
Books open the gateway to a child’s imaginative side. Every person is imaginative in some way. You might daydream about your goals in life while a child thinks about aliens, toys, games, and whatever that comes to their mind. A child’s brain is stimulated every single time they read a good book. In addition, children become more innovative as they grow up, offering big ideas to their projects or tasks in school or at home.

Knowledge across different topics
If a child reads books from different genres, then they will be able to accumulate knowledge about the world. Children will be able to catch a glimpse of the world from different perspectives. They will know more about what’s real and what’s not. They will know more about science, history, cooking, family, friendship, love, and other things they can apply to their own lives. A kid who reads is wise and learned.

Through becoming an avid reader of different kinds of books, a child is able to learn a lot of concepts that can be related to the real world in front of them. Children who read books are more articulate and can express themselves even better. They are well aware of their identity and they know how to express their emotions through words, whether spoken or written. Children are also able to listen to others’ stories and take into account people’s thoughts and emotions.

Chief Stephen O. Nwankwo Children’s Literacy Foundation International Corporation is a non-profit organization in Houston Texas. As a literacy foundation international incorporated in Houston Texas, USA we are very much concerned with giving child education international towards children in the communities of Nigeria. We believe that education and health care should be accessible to everybody, most especially for children who are still developing and growing day by day. With your help, you can transform the life of a child. You can let kids look forward to a brighter future ahead of them. We accept any form of donations, whether financial or educational resources. You can also visit us or volunteer to help us out. Whatever kind of help it is, as long as it is sincere and heartfelt, we will always accept it for the welfare of Nigeria’s children. Support our advocacy today!

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